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1  And in practice again, I observe.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
2  It is founded upon the observation of trifles.
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Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
3  I only quote this as a trivial example of observation and inference.
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Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
4  Now, I know that there are seventeen steps, because I have both seen and observed.
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5  His appearance, you see, is so remarkable that no one can pass him without observing him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
6  I observe that there is a good deal of German music on the programme, which is rather more to my taste than Italian or French.
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Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
7  He was much excited, without either his gun or his hat, and his right hand and sleeve were observed to be stained with fresh blood.
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Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
8  You observed that her right glove was torn at the forefinger, but you did not apparently see that both glove and finger were stained with violet ink.
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Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
9  Slowly and solemnly he was borne into Briony Lodge and laid out in the principal room, while I still observed the proceedings from my post by the window.
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10  He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen, but as a lover he would have placed himself in a false position.
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11  They were always very careful, I observed, to turn my face away from the window, so that I became consumed with the desire to see what was going on behind my back.
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Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
12  I then glanced at her face, and, observing the dint of a pince-nez at either side of her nose, I ventured a remark upon short sight and typewriting, which seemed to surprise her.
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13  As to Holmes, I observed that he sat frequently for half an hour on end, with knitted brows and an abstracted air, but he swept the matter away with a wave of his hand when I mentioned it.
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14  Indeed, I have found that it is usually in unimportant matters that there is a field for the observation, and for the quick analysis of cause and effect which gives the charm to an investigation.
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15  He was still, as ever, deeply attracted by the study of crime, and occupied his immense faculties and extraordinary powers of observation in following out those clues, and clearing up those mysteries which had been abandoned as hopeless by the official police.
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16  Then something suddenly snapped, and your son, finding that he had the coronet in his hands, rushed back, closed the window, ascended to your room, and had just observed that the coronet had been twisted in the struggle and was endeavouring to straighten it when you appeared upon the scene.
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Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
17  There were, it is true, some blood-stains upon his right shirt-sleeve, but he pointed to his ring-finger, which had been cut near the nail, and explained that the bleeding came from there, adding that he had been to the window not long before, and that the stains which had been observed there came doubtless from the same source.
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